The Brain Facts #1
The brain doesn’ t feel pain: Even though the
brain processes pain signals, the brain itself does
not actually feel pain.
2 # Your brain has huge oxygen needs: Your
brain requires 20 percent of the oxygen and
calories your body needs — even though your
brain only makes up two percent of your total
t] ' 80% of the brain is water: instead of being
relatively solid, your brain 80% water. This means
that it is important that you remain properly
hydrated for the sake of your mind.
I # Your brain comes out to play at night: You’ d
think that your brain is more active during the
day, when the rest of your body is. But , not.
our brain is more active when " slee .
Your brain operates on 10 watts of power: ’ s
true: The amazing computational power of your
brain only requires about watts of power to
6 # A higher l. Q. equals more dreams: The
smarter you are, the more you dream. A l. Q.
can also mental illness. Some people even
believe they are smarter in their dreams than
when the are awake.
6 The brain changes shapes during puberty:
Your teenage years do more than just change
how you feel; the very structure of your brain
changes during the teen years, and it even
affects trf allive risk behavior.
7 # Your brain can store everything: Technically,
your brain has the capacity to store everything
you experience, see, read or hear. However, the
real issue is recall — whether you can access that
t" # information in your brain travels at different
speeds: The neurons in your brain are built
differently, and information travels along them at
different speeds. This is why sometimes you can
recall information instantly, and sometimes it
takes a little longer.
irc ' How much does human brain weigh? At birth
our brains weigh and average of (about
M lbs), as adults the brain averages ,
about t] lbs).